Patient Comments: Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma - Treatments

What treatments were effective for your non-Hodgkin's lymphoma?

Comment from: Denmenn, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: September 26

I am 55 years old and CHOP chemotherapy saved my life in 1989 from stage 2 A mixed cell and large cell diffuse non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

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Comment from: CJ, 0-2 Female (Patient) Published: November 17

I had a bad fall, resulting in bruising my abdominal area. A week later I had an ablation. I came out of recovery and for over the next 6 hours the pain in my abdomen increased. I did a CT scan and found that a hematoma had developed on the left side of my abdominal area. Due to thinning of my blood for the procedure it caused the bruised blood vessels to rupture.

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Comment from: Tad, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: July 15

I had a sore back and was diagnosed with anaplastic large T-cell ALK negative non-Hodgkin's lymphoma last June. I underwent 6 rounds of CHOEP chemotherapy, 3 rounds of methotrexate, Cytoxan, high doses chemotherapy and a new birthday with stem cell transplant. Currently I am about four months out and feeling good. Wishing everyone else the best.

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Comment from: Space Rock, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: October 08

I found out I had bone marrow cancer (non-Hodgkin's lymphoma) in 2010 when I went to the doctor because I was tired all the time. He called me at 0720 to tell me to go to the hospital for a blood transfusion; 28 of them. I was treated with Rituxan 1 a week for 8 weeks and then 1 every 3 month for 2 years. I was in remission for 15 months and this year (2014) I started treatment again 1 a week 8 week and am in my 2 year maintenance of 1 every 2 months. I do not think there is a cure for what I have. By the way, in 2009 I had colon cancer and in 2011 I had parotid gland cancer. So I am aware of the different cancers.

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Comment from: CoachKyle, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: March 04

In August of 2006 I was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (ALCL). I was 18 years old and had just finished my first year of college. I had never even heard of this disease until the day I was diagnosed. I was feeling flu-like symptoms, extreme night sweats, fatigue, and had multiple swollen lymph nodes in my groin. I went through 6 rounds of CHOP chemotherapy and was declared in remission. However, 6 years later, it returned, this time in my neck area. I went forward with a new treatment called brentuximab followed by a stem-cell transplant. I am 2 years out of my transplant and so far, so good. Sometimes you just have to hope you are holding a better hand of cards than the cancer is. Hang in there.

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Comment from: mamakitty, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: July 26

My husband bumped me off the back of our motorcycle in 2004, we were at a stop sign. I hit my head, I was fine Saturday. Monday my fellow workers said my eye was bleeding, long story short, I was found to have lymphoma in my right eye. After that I did a series of radiation and it was stage 1, I have never had any more problems and it is 2016.

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